Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle join Spooks cast
- Peter Firth from the original television series will also be in the big screen version
British actor Kit Harington (photo - television’s Game Of Thrones) and American actress Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) have joined the cast of espionage thriller Spooks: The Greater Good. The film is based on the BAFTA-winning, international hit British series Spooks. The original star of the television show, Peter Firth, will also feature in the film version.
The film is to be directed by Bharat Nalluri who was the originating director on the television series. Written by Spooks collaborators Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, the film will be produced by Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett who were behind the television series for BBC One and Ollie Madden (Sherlock Holmes [+see also:
film profile]), for the UK’s Shine Pictures. The UK’s Kudos Film and Television are also on board and the film is being represented internationally by Altitude Film Sales. Production will begin in the first quarter of 2014.
Shine Pictures’ Stephen Garrett says, “With Spooks: The Greater Good we’ve set out to make a gripping, cinematic, contemporary spy thriller – one that builds on the history of the show and its legacy of questioning the world around us, but which also delivers as a standalone film for a new, global audience.”
Mike Runagall, Managing Director of Altitude Film Sales, says, “With these key cast attachments, Spooks: The Greater Good has all the right elements for the international market as a gripping, high concept espionage thriller with global stakes, a classy, award-winning cast and strong franchise potential.”
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